2018 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid vs. 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan

Toyota and Volkswagen are two of the most desired car brands in the industry. If you are a car buyer in Milford CT and are stuck between choosing either the 2018 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid or the 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan, this comparison will give you a good idea.

Design & Style

Both the models are quite impressive in terms of exterior appearance. The base Tiguan model is a 7-seater, with an optional 3rd row. The second row is spacious, while the front seats are quite supportive. But there is not enough room for adult passengers in the third row.  The cabin materials are just about nice, but not better than its rivals.

On the other hand, the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid is a 5-seater with the front seats offering good support for longer trips. There is ample legroom in the rear seats as well.  The compact interiors of the RAV4 Hybrid looks pretty neat inside, with plenty of good quality materials. 

Technology & Safety

Technology is a vital parameter to consider when looking to buy a car.  The 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan comes standard with a 6.5-inch touchscreen, a USB port, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. You have an option to upgrade to features like Volkswagen Digital Cockpit, a panoramic sunroof and an 8.1-inch touch-screen infotainment system. Tiguan also has connectivity features for Android and Apple phones.

Speaking of the 2018 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid, it includes an Entune infotainment system with Bluetooth, a USB port, voice recognition and a 6.1-inch touchscreen. You can upgrade the system to include an 11-speaker JBL stereo, a moonroof, smartphone app integration and satellite radio. The Entune system is quite responsive and user-friendly. Some of the standard safety features include a rearview camera and the Toyota Safety Sense system, which includes automatic high beams, lane keeps assist, adaptive cruise control and pedestrian detection.


You should analyze the performance of a vehicle to judge its true potential. The 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan comes standard with a 4-cylinder engine combined with an eight-speed automatic transmission, producing an output of 184 HP. The power output is average for driving around town, but it can be slow to go on the highways. The 2018 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid is a winner in this aspect, with a 4-cylinder 2.5-liter engine, generating an output of 194 HP.

The Bottom Line

Taking into account the performance, technology and design, it is quite obvious that the 2018 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid definitely has an edge. It has all the features that make up a complete package, and there are just not enough reasons why you should choose the 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan over it.

Ready to Schedule a Toyota RAV4 Hybrid Test Drive Today?

If you want to experience the total package offered by the 2018 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid, come for a test drive with us at Colonial Toyota. We are located in Milford Connecticut and we serve the needs of car buyers from the entire state. You can drop by our showroom today or call us in advance to book your Toyota RAV4 Hybrid test drive appointment.

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